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Published: 22 March 2018

444 Pages


ISBN: 9780198803614

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Interpreting Herodotus

Edited by Thomas Harrison and Elizabeth Irwin

  • Brings together in a single volume an array of contributions from leading international scholars specializing in Herodotus and ancient Greek and Near-Eastern history
  • Engages with and responds critically to Charles W. Fornara's landmark Herodotus: An Interpretative Essay (Oxford, 1971), updating discussions in light of scholarship produced in the intervening years
  • Focuses on central themes in the interpretation of Herodotus, especially the contemporary context of his publication, and offers an array of new perspectives on the Histories, their genesis, and their influence
  • Includes translations of all Greek and modern foreign languages in order to ensure accessibility for an English-language readership